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Man arrested on suspicion of attempting to murder police officer in knife attack

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to murder a police officer in a knife attack.

The plain clothes officer was knifed while on duty near an east London pub on Tuesday evening.

London Air Ambulance and London Ambulance Service treated the male officer who was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Metropolitan Police said the incident was not being treated as terrorism related at this stage and a knife was recovered following the attack near the Bow Bells pub on Bow Road, shortly after 9.22pm.